Stamp Focus: Be Strong – Video!

by Therese Calvird

Hi it’s Therese and today we are focusing on the Be Strong Stamp Set.  This set is so much fun, it’s full of great images and positive encouraging sentiments that could be used for so many different occasions.

For my first design I decided to focus on one small image from the stamp set and colour a repeated pattern, so I could then die cut some big Bold Alphabet Dies to spell out the word ‘party’.

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Be Strong - A Splash of Color - Celebrate - Bold Alphabet (card) 1 copy

For the background I stamped A Splash of Color Stamp Set with Sea Glass Crisp Dye Ink. I then popped up the letters on fun foam onto the front of the card. To add the remaining portion of the sentiment I used the mini stamp set called Celebrate Stamp Set.

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Be Strong - A Splash of Color - Celebrate - Bold Alphabet (card) 1 copy

My second card was also quite simple.  I stamped the string of lights and the two potted cactus images and coloured them. Using the Altenew Artist Markers and Copic markers which worked beautifully together.
Lostinpaper - Altenew - Be Strong - Faux Veneer (card) 1 copy

I did some masking and then blended the background with Altenew Crisp dye Inks (Limestone / Sunkissed / Buttercream / Blush).  Then I stamped, heat embossed and die cut my own Faux Veneer sentiment speech bubble.

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Be Strong - Faux Veneer (card) 1 copy

For my final design I masked off some cactus images to group them together in the centre of a panel.  To add ‘A Splash of Color‘ I stamped over the images with some Crisp Dye Inks Bamboo / Parrot / Olive / Sunkissed / Orange Cream and Ocean Waves.

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Be Strong - A Splash of Color (card video) 1 copy

The sentiment is white heat embossed on some Altenew Jet Black Cardstock. And then for fun I added some black licorice sprinkles.

Lostinpaper - Altenew - Be Strong - A Splash of Color (card video) 1 copy

You can see my video here or head over and Watch it in HD at Youtube.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the cards that I created today with the Be Strong Stamp Set. I know that I enjoyed making them!

Have a great and crafty day,

s_therese

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Virginia L. January 30, 2017 - 10:51

You have brought this cacti to LIFE, Therese! The colors and design are absolutely SUPERB! I really love how you used the small stamp for the “party” card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Patty Eifert January 30, 2017 - 12:04

Well these are all awesome cards, but my fave is the stamped letters…such a cool effect…going to try that myself sometime!

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Therese Calvird January 30, 2017 - 16:51

Thanks so much Patty, it was a fun card to create, thanks so much for visiting and commenting!

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Jean Marmo January 30, 2017 - 12:50

Such fun!

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Isabelle January 30, 2017 - 13:09

Awesome !

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Kirsty Vittetoe January 30, 2017 - 13:18

I just love these cute creation!

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Harriet January 30, 2017 - 13:20

I echo Virginia’s comments. This card is really super and your use of black card stock for the sentiment is excellent.

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Therese Calvird January 30, 2017 - 16:53

Thanks Harriet, I love the look of white sentiments embossed on black too ( in fact, I use it a lot lol)

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Anne Sturgeon January 30, 2017 - 13:45

Such a great idea for the letters. I just love the colors you chose.

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Celeste Goff January 30, 2017 - 14:56

Oh Therese, your cards are amazing!

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Jan metcalf January 30, 2017 - 16:16

Love the party card! Great idea!

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Therese Calvird January 30, 2017 - 16:53

Thanks so much Jan!

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Melissa Friedrich January 30, 2017 - 18:55

Beautiful cards, love all the designs with this set! The colored pinwheels for the Happy diecuts is so clever, and I love those splats and strings of lights with the fun cacti. So creative and inspiring!

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Therese Calvird January 31, 2017 - 07:31

Thanks so much Melissa, i really enjoyed creating these cards, but it was easy to do with such a fun stamp set!

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Dot Tucker Jan. 30, 2017 January 30, 2017 - 19:09

All the cards look so beautiful. I love the new Ink Pens, especially the fine tip
ones, that are hard to find.

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Therese Calvird January 31, 2017 - 07:30

I am loving the pens too, the colours are perfect and they are so easy to use!

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Dot Tucker January 30, 2017 - 19:12

All the cards are beautiful. I especially like the Ink Pens, the fine point ones are
hard to find sometimes.

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janet January 30, 2017 - 20:08

Fabulous trio of cards Therese :-)

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Jackie P. January 30, 2017 - 20:33

Fabulous cards you made with this stamp set- which is so fun! It’s got great images and some awesome awesome sentiments too. Love it!!

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Paradise Stamper January 30, 2017 - 21:22

Love the way that you have created 3 fabulously diverse cards from the one stamp set Therese.

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Therese Calvird January 31, 2017 - 07:31

Thanks so much!

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Diana Hands January 31, 2017 - 02:08

Great cards Therese! Fantastic colours – bright & bold. Thanks for the inspirations.

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Lisa Ainscough January 31, 2017 - 02:11

Love all your cards. So different but very creative.
Really like your using the bold alpha dies in such an inventive way.
Any chance of a video?
Cheers
Lisa

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Therese Calvird January 31, 2017 - 07:32

Thanks Lisa, I’ll add the video to my ‘to do’ list!

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Billie A January 31, 2017 - 02:22

Looks like a fun fun set. Love the cactus and the splotches.. I would love creating with these. Thanks for showing your fun creations. Great video.

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Janet Swanlady21 January 31, 2017 - 03:33

Love your stamped “party” – you’ve inspired me!

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Therese Calvird January 31, 2017 - 07:31

Thanks so much Janet!

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Erum Tasneem January 31, 2017 - 03:51

Absolutely awesome cards!

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Suzanne Lock February 1, 2017 - 03:00

I love these cards, I don’t own any Altenew products yet as I’ve only just discovered them but they are on my wish list.

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